Ear, Scalp, wrist/ankle, master Tung & Dr. Tan acupuncture are all micro forms of acupuncture which can be used independently or in conjunction with other acupuncture techniques. Needles or small magnetic balls can be used to stimulate ear acupuncture points and are often used for treating addictions. Scalp and wrist/ankle acupuncture are particularly good for neurological and painful conditions. Master Tung & Dr. Tan acupuncture systems use fewer needles to treat all kinds of painful, acute and chronic conditions, these techniques are extremely powerful and fast acting. Most of these systems mentioned use mirror imaging where one small part of the body such as the ear or the foot (as in reflexology) can be used to reflect, diagnose and treat problems in different parts of the body. These different systems give more scope to treat the body in a more comprehensive way and allow for un accessible areas to be treated without any inconvenience or embarrassment!
Ear or Auricular Acupuncture
All the body parts are reflected in the ear and a blueprint of an upside down feotus is used to map out the different parts of the ear and how they relate anatomically to the body. It is probably best known for its use in treating addictions such as quitting smoking (NADA protocol))
Aswell as treating addictions such as alcohol, nicotine and Drugs such as Cocaine, marijuana and heroin ear acupuncture can be used to treat many other conditions including;
- Painful conditions including Backache / Sciatica
- Labour pain or to help induce labour
- Emotional problems
- Digestive conditions
- And many more
Benefits of Auricular Acupuncture
- Needles or magnetic balls can be tapped to the ear to exert effect for days (semi permanent).
- Ear points are easy to access.
- Ear points allow freedom to move such as during labour.
- Minimal discomfort and hardly noticeable (visually)
- Ideal way of keeping calm over stressful periods (Exams, interviews, presentations etc)
Is used for a number of conditions including Neuro muscular problems and degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Muscular Sclerosis. It can also be used to stop back spasm and paralysis as a result of stroke.
The sensation from the needles is more of a tightness and the results can be immediate and powerful.
Wrist / Ankle Acupuncture
“I was amazed as my pain was reduced by 70-80% immediately after the needle was inserted. I was delighted that there was absolutely no feeling from the needle. I couldn’t understand how a needle just above my ankle could have such an impact on my pain, I have used all kinds of pain relievers over the course of the last 2 years and none has been so powerful and without any side affects.”
Wrist/ ankle therapy is a newly developed form of acupuncture, particularly good for many painful conditions. One needle is inserted subcutaneous (without sensation) and is left to exert its therapeutic effect. Relief is generally instantaneous. Needles can be left in place for up to 4 days.